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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A group of items held together by some sort of binding. Also: A bundle of stalks tied together with straw.

Usage examples (40)
  • A sheaf of grain stalks can be a lovely centerpiece on the dining table.
  • Without referring to the sheaf of papers and folders on his lap, Carmine commenced.
  • Any one who has seen fireworks will recall the sheaf formed of interlacing lightnings which is called a bouquet.
  • At Chambéry the last sheaf is called the sheaf of the Young Ox, and a race takes place to it in which all the reapers join. for more
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